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Angelic gratulations rend the skies, Pride falls unpitied, never more to rise, Humility is crown'd, and Faith receives the prize.
The days and years of time are fled,
From Adam to his youngest heir,
But lo! far off the righteous pass
Then every eye in Him shall see,
These lucid moments suddenly present A glance of truth as tho' the heavens were rent; And thro' the chasm of pure celestial light, The future breaks upon the startled sight: And though o'erwhelming to the dazzled brain, These are the moments when the mind is sane ; For then a hope of heaven, a Saviour's Cross, Seem what they are, and all things else but loss. O to be ready--ready for that day, Would we not give earth’s fairest toys away ? Alas ! how soon its interests cloud the view, Rush in, and plunge us in the world anew!
LVII. ETERNITY OF HAPPINESS IN HEAVEN.
Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.-Heb. xiii. 14.
The people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. ISAIAR xxxiii. 24.
And their inheritance shall be for ever.-PSALM Xxxvii. 18.
Deut. xii. 9-Job iii. 17-19-xix. 26, 27-Psalm xi. 4xvi. 9-11-xxxvi. 8, 9--xxxvii. 18, 29-xlii. 1, 2_xlix. 15—lviii. 11 -Isaiah vi. 1-3—xxxiii. 17, 24-xxxv. 9, 10_xl. 11-xlix. 10% li. 11-liv. 17–1x. 19, 20—lxiv. 4—Ezek. 26-28-iii, 12-Dan. xii. 2, 3, 13— Wisd. iii. 15, 16.
Matt. v. 3, 8, 10—vi. 19-21-vii. 13, 14, 21-xiii. 43–xviii. 1-5, 10, 14—xxv. 34, 46—Mark x. 29, 30—Luke x. 20_xii. 32xiii. 29—xiv. 14—xx. 36—xxii. 29, 30xxiii. 43—John iii. 5, 13, 16_iv. 36-v. 39—vi. 54, 68—x. 27, 28xii. 25—xiii. 36-xiv. 2-4, 19, 28––xvii. 2, 3, 22, 24—Acts xiii. 48—Rom. ii. 7-v. 21– vi. 22, 23-viii. 17-19-1 Cor. ii. 9, 10%ix. 24-26—-xiii. 9, 10, 12 -xv. 19, 49—2 Cor. iv. 16-18—v. 1, 2—xii. 2-4_Eph. iv. 10 Phil. iii. 21-Col. i. 5-iii. 1-4—1 Thes. iv. 14, 17, 18—2 Thes. i 7, 10—1 Tim. iv. 8-vi. 12, 16, 19–2 Tim. ii. 10-12-iv. 7,8% Tit. i. 2-iii. 7—Heb. iv. 9-11-ix. 15—X. 34-36—xi. 10, 13-16 -xii. 22-25, 28—xii. 14-Jas. i. 12—1 Pet. i. 3, 4, 13-v. 4, 10 -2 Pet. i. 10, 11_iii. 13, 14–1 John ii. 17, 25—iji. 2, 3—v. 11, 13, 20—Jude 21-Rev. ii. 7, 10, 17— iii. 5, 7, 8, 12, 21-iv. 2-4 v. 11, 12-vii. 9-17--xiv. 12-14-xix. 1, 6-XX. 4-xxi, 1-4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 18-27-xxii. 1-5, 14.
I love to think of Heaven, where I shall meet
What is Heaven ?-A resting place,
Unto weary wanderers given :
Nothing sinful enters heaven.
What is Heaven ? -A holy calm
For the spirit tempest-tost ;
Every sorrow there is lost.
What is Heaven ?- A place of love ;
There lost friends again shall meet,
And partake communion sweet.
What is Heaven ?-A glorious place,
Such as mortals never trod;
All is pure-for there is God,
What is Heaven ?-No earthly thought
Ever imag'd scenes so fair ;
“ SONGS OF Heaven.”
There is a fold whence none can stray,
And pastures ever green, Where sultry sun or stormy day,
Or night, is never seen.
Far up the everlasting hills,
In God's own light it lies ; His smile its vast dimension fills
With joy that never dies.
One narrow vale-one darksome wave,
Divides that land from this :
And bear me home to bliss.
Soon at His feet my soul will lie
In life's last struggling breath ; But I shall only seem to die,-
I shall not taste of death.
Far from this guilty world, to be
Exempt from toil and strife, To spend eternity with Thee,
My Saviour, this is LIFE!